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Helmet - Caulfield Racecourse 08.10.2011

Helmet: son of Exceed And Excel will stand at Darley's Northwood Park Stud

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Triple Group 1 winner Helmet retired to stud

CAULFIELD Guineas and Group 1-winning juvenile Helmet has been retired to Darley's Northwood Park Stud in Victoria.

A precocious juvenile, Helmet made his debut a fortnight before his second birthday and ran up a sequence of four straight triumph, including two Group 1 races, the Sires' Produce Stakes and the Champagne Stakes.

Bred by Sheikh Mohammed, Helmet is a son of fellow Darley stallion Exceed And Excel and  is out of the Singspiel mare Accessories, also dam of Group 1 Australian Guineas second and Group 3 winner Bullbars as well as Epaulette, one of Australia's leading two-year-olds.

Oliver Tait, Darley's chief operating officer said: "Helmet was among the very best colts in an elite generation. Few horses can win three Group 1 races across two consecutive seasons and Helmet did it the hard way, out in front. He was a remarkable talent, rated superior to his sire Exceed And Excel."

Helmet will stand at at a fee of AUS$33,000 (inc. GST).




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